Quick get started guide for Community Polls

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Quick video tutorial

Installing Community Polls

Please check documentation here: http://docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension

Configuring Community Polls

Please check documentation here. https://www.corejoomla.com/documentation/community-polls/34-step-by-step-guide-to-configuring-community-polls.html

What are the ways to create polls?

  1. From back-end
  2. From front-end

Basic checklist before creating new poll

  • Permission settings - check if you have given create permission to your user group (if you want to create polls from front-end)
  • Categories - make sure at least one category created
  • Menu items - Menu items forms your urls as well as provides per menu configuration options. It is recommended to create "Community Polls - Category" menu item for each top level category and all polls will inherit from them.
  • Configuration - make sure you checked the configuration and saved it. things to check - poll types allowed, multiple vote restriction methods used

Creating your first poll

From backend

  • Go to Components->Community Polls->Polls
  • Click New button
  • Enter poll title, select category and enter answers (optionally enter description and check other options)
  • Select Published as status if you want to publish poll immediately.
  • Click Save & Close button

From frontend

  • Login on frontend with the user whose user group has create permission given
  • Access the component using the Community Polls Home menu item you created (see checklist above)
  • Click "Submit a Poll" button on toolbar
  • Enter poll title, select category and enter answers (optionally enter description and check other options)
  • If the user group is given auto approve permission, poll will be published immediately, otherwise admin users (users in those group which is selected as admin group in configuration), will get emails with approval/disapproval links
  • Publish or unpublish poll using links in email. Or you can approve from backend approval page.

New version available, how to update?

  • Download the latest version from Downloads section
  • Go to Extension Manager->Install/Uninstall Extensions page on your website
  • Browse and select the downloaded file
  • Click Install button.

Good luck.